I love taking my son to the Santa Maria library. They have a huge selection. You wouldn't expect a library to be this nice in such a small town, but it is really a huge library. They have the usual library stuff, but they also have a large kid's section. The kid's section is really impressive and they have really gone out of their way to make it attractive to the children. The other really cool thing is that they have lots of DVD's and videos, as well as CD's, that you can borrow for free. They have some new releases, but I love the fact that they have a lot of the older stuff that I watched as a kid and I can now share it with my kids. There is no charge to borrow the movies and you get to keep them for 7 days. Another convenient thing is that you can drop the movies or books off at any of the local library branches. You can also have other branches send things that you want that aren't at the Santa Maria Library to the Santa Maria Library for you to pick up. The only negative thing is that there are some "shady" characters that like to hang out at the library, so I would not recommend sending your children alone and unsupervised.